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, but when he is we're told he won't immediately be read his miranda rights, informing him of his right to an attorney and his right to remain silent. that announcement from the white house is sparking some controversy, and it's just one of a whole slew of legal questions now emerging in this case. nbc bay area's monte francis spoke to a terrorism expert tonight and is in san francisco with more on that. monte? >> reporter: well, diane, good evening. the aclu released a statement saying that denying miranda rights is un-american. but there is an exception to the miranda rule if there's a continued threat to public safety. the question everyone wants an answer to now lies with 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev, a naturalized u.s. citizen who's recovering in the hospital. namely, what was behind the attack at the boston marathon. terrorism expert neil smeltser at uc berkeley says the first questions investigators will likely ask tsarnaev will have to do with the motive. >> first psychological is is this some kind of a wayward nut like columbine or some of the school shooters apparently have b
but in the beginning he will not be given the usual miranda warning about the right to remain silent. instead, the government will invoke a rule that allows questioning a suspect without giving advice of rights. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and potential charges involving acts of terrorism and so the government has that opportunity right now. >> reporter: the government invoked the same rule in the case of the so-called underwear bomber. as in his case it allows questioning to learn of any potential plots or accomplices that could present a continuing threat. >> the first questions the fbi will focus on are specific threats that he might be aware of likely are there any other improvised explosive devices, other people working in the network. the sorts of things that go directly to whether or not there's a continuing threat to public safety. >> reporter: he'll face charges brought by the justice department because terrorism is a federal crime with a trial in a regular civilian court. and as in other high profile terrorism cases, some republicans in congre
's miranda rights. they said he could still pose a threat either because there are more bombs planted out there or he's connected to a larger terrorist cell. either way it has some lawmakers concerned. as investigators continue to interrogate their suspect some lawmakers argue he should be treated as an enemy combatant and denied an attorney for the time being. >> we should be allowed her intelligence-gathering purposes. >> investigators say they're still uncertain whether zocor and his brother tamerlan who died in a shoot-out on friday with police have any ties to fore te union issued a statement saying we must not waver from our tried and true justice system even in the most difficult of times. denial of rights is un-american and will only make it harder to obtain fair convictions. some liberal lawmakers agree and said they would be comfortable with tsarnaev being designated as an enemy combatant. >> i don't believe. it would beunconstitutional to >> it carries its own risk especially if that suspect is an american citizen. it could be challenged in court and that
been officially given his miranda rights. meanwhile and of those victims one was buried today in. >> reporter: one week after the bombings several the suspects word acted the suspects acted alone and it was to the reason for the bombings was due to religious beliefs. earhart was finally read his miranda rights. john r. san his one word no when asked if he could afford an attorney. he is alert and mentally competent and aware of the circumstances that he is facing. also malicious destruction of property with an explosive device if convicted he could face the death penalty. tamara has communicated by using rioting. he was held up in a boat last friday. gerard 26 year-old brother use of the marathon bombing that killed three people injured over a hundred and 70 people and including carjacking and that engaging in a shootout and kill in the off. kill with police under bridge droll over while flame. the kid rush of when asked if he can afford lived in the united states for 10 years. just last year in is unclear he was doing in rush the court has resulting in death. yet or did he have
, and defense department. officials did not read dzhokar his miranda rights. charges could come as soon as tonight. >> friends and neighbors in martinez are stepping up to help the family of aaron hearn who is still recovering in a boston hospital after the marathon bombing. businesses around town, including several restaurants, are donating a percentage of their sales to help the family pay for medical and travel costs. a family friend is using her photography business to organize a portrait fund dayser, all of the money from today's photo sessions are going to help aaron and his family. >>> know that people are helping them and they are so grateful for all the help the community is providing. and i know we can't all -- we can't wait to see them and give them hugs and tell them how much we love them. >> fundraisers are being held this weekend. we have a full list on the web site, go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv". >> extra vigilance is planned for a central park run tomorrow in new york system people are bringing asked not to bring bags with them and will have to pass thre
they plan to question him without first reading his miranda rights, here's what sources tell abc news senior justice correspondent, mr. thomas. >> taking an extraordinary step because there could be an imminent threat out there. they said there's deep, deep concern about the amount of ammunition, guns and work being bombs these men had. they were so disciplined. >> but any evidence of accomplices or another sleep are cell? >> right now no evidence of a broader plot involving more people here but law enforcement officials said they cannot take that chance. the investigation hopes to find out the question -- the answer to that very question. >> an abrams said the u.s. supreme court has recognized a limited exception to it's miranda ruling when police or the public are in imminent danger. >>> a new folk hero has emerged out of the terrible weekend. his name is dave hannaberry. he is the guy who found the suspect in his boat in his backyard. the internet is all abuzz to send him a giant thank you gift. here's abc news reporter gio. >> it's the now famous little boat that kept a big secret. the u
to interrogate him without reading his miranda rights. the suspect's brother was killed by police earlier on friday. >>> china was hit by an earthquake this morning killing at least 124 people. it struck around 8:00 this morning. the death toll is expected to rise higher. the quake was a magnitude 7 and hit the hills of leshan county forcing people to run into the streets. medical teams are responding to the thousands injured. >>> a man convicted of setting a fire at a school in 2010 has been sentenced. kliefert guiang was sened to 10 years in prison yesterday. lazarus reville police was given an 8-year sentence. both punishments include a 4 year enhancement. a new two-story classroom facility was opened at the start of this school year. >>> it is just about a quarter after 7:00. the beginning of a beautiful day. just the beginning of it. >> yeah, pretty lousy week last week. you know, this weekend we've got some nice weather to get out and enjoy things a bit out here in california. we have temperatures that are going to top 80s in some parts of the inland areas. only 60s along the shorel
department official says tsarnaev will not be read his miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception. that exception is triggered when police have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger. tsarnaev will be questioned by a special federal interrogation team for high-value suspects. >> president barak obama and republicans used their weekly addresses to celebrate the resolve americans demonstrated after the attack on the boston marathon. in the address obama emphsized that "the world witnessed one sure and steadfast truth: americans refuse to be terrorized." >> ultimately, that's what we'll remember from this week. that's what will remain. stories of heroism and kindness; resolve and resilience; generosity and love. in the days to come, we will remain vigilant as a nation. and i have no doubt the city of boston and its surrounding communities will continue to respond in the same proud and heroic way that they have thus far - and their fellow americans will be right there with them every step of the way. may god b
but will not read his miranda rights first because of a public safety inspection. his statements will be used as evidence when there is a reasonable need to protect the public from immediate danger. >>> from boston to big sur there is a link that ties to the big sur marathon. along highway 1 and carmel, organizers were in boston when the explosions happened. david louie explained they are now preparing to beef up security. >> 400 runers from the boston marathon are part of a group that will do back-to-back races. a week from sunday they will be running the big sur international marathon. race director was near the finish line when the devices exploded. >> knowing what it was and how crowded the area what it was, gutted check reaction, this is not good. >> the tragedy could have caused them to cancel plans but it hasn't happened. >> there is more determination than ever. there were many part of this special group of people, 400 entrants who are part of the boston and big sur challenge, more determination to come to big sur and finish the race. security will be raised. high level meetings invol
gathering purposes. >> president obama has agreed to delaying miranda rights under public safety measure but rebuffing republicans calling nor for a change in the prosecutorial playbook. he became a u.s. september last year on september 11th. he has the constitutional right to be tried in a civilian court. >> literally hundreds of terrorists, those accused of terrorism have been successfully prosecuted and imprisoned in the united states using the same process that's being used in boston. >> reporter: at the same time lawmakers want to know a lot more about the suspect's dead brother tamerlan tsarnaev traveled to russia for six months after he was brought to the attention of the fbi as a possible islamic extremist. >> we want to know why after he was interviewed and after foreign intelligence service raises a flag on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet there were no flags put on him overseas. >> law enforcement and intelligence agencies try to retrace the older brother's steps leading up to the bombing, all eyes are on boston where investigators hope they can get
to question him but they say they will not read him his miranda rights first because the forecast is imposing a public safety exception. that allows limited and focused interrogation of a suspect with his statements allowed as evidence when there is a reasonable need to protect the public from immediate danger. >>> and from boston to big sur, there's a link that ties monday's boston marathon to the big sur marathon which take place a week from tomorrow. along highway 1 between big sur and carmel, organizers were in potassium iodine when the explosions happened. as abc7 news reporte david louie explains, they are now preparing to beef up security. >> 400 runners in the boston marathon are part of an elite group that will do back-to-back 26-mile races. a week from sunday they will be running the big sur international marathon. the race director was near the finish line when the devices exploded. >> but knowing where it was and how many people were there and how crowded the area was, it was, you know, kind of an immediate gut check reaction that this is not good. >> the tragedy could have caused
will not be read his miranda rights. his surrounding days of terror in boston and party town. they did everything to capture him live after his brother was killed in a blazing shootout with police friday. from the white house down -- or thursday down, rather. from the white house down the priority is to learn the motives of the two brothers who they say are responsible for the attack at the marathon. he was captured friday night and taken to the hospital. but once he is a conscious, a special team of agents will question him without telling him he has right to remain silent or the right to have a lawyer for about 50 minutes. it's a special exemption. >> we will determine what happened. we will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had. >> there there is a public safey exemption in cases of national security and charges involving acts of terrorism so the government has that opportunity. >> meanwhile hundreds of people honored m.i.t. police officer sean colyer, who was shot to death in his cruiser thursday night. police believe they shot and killed the 26-year-old campus cruis
the 19-year-old his miranda rules. there is a right for his to remain silent and right to attorney if there is a continued threat to public safety. the aclu says that the public safety exception should be read narrowly and denying the rights is un-american. professor from uc berkeley says that the first questions that are posed will have to do with with the motive. >> first psychologically, and some wayward nut like columbine or some of the school shooters have been or what are the linkages, and what is this guy -- who has he been linked up to? >> most experts think that the case will be tried in federal court, and pros ecutors will mot likely charge him with use of weapons of mass destruction which could make the case eligible for capital punishment. coming up at 6:00 on the bay, thousands of runners are taking to the streets in london for a marathon and the first since monday's attacks. we will look at the security measures and how the runners are honoring the boston victims. >>> and scary moment as the body of a racecar goes flying into the stands. what officials say caused the
terrorism suspects without reading them miranda rights. the rule was created to question terrorists about other potential threats. senator carl leven says so far there's no connection between the suspect and terrorist groups. leven said to hold him under these circumstances would be contrary to our laws and jeopardize our effort to prosecute him. during interviews before suspects are read their rights is often not admissible during the trial. the issue on miranda rights is further complicated because the u.s. is a u.s. citizen. many of the rules cannot be used on americans. live in the newsroom, katie utehs. ktvu news. >>> people are in texas are being allowed in their homes. curfew is still in effect and there is limited water and electricity. many are still trying to learn the condition of family and friends hurt in the explosion. >> it's really hectic, but we are patient because we know the extent of damage on the other side. and we got friends and family that we don't know about over there. >> 14 people died in the fertilizer plant explosion, including 11 emergency responders. 200 m
? >> they do not need it a confession. there's a big to do about the miranda rights and violations. the only problem with the miranda rights is that you would not be able to use a confession. investigators and prosecutors are trying to find out if there other people involved. i don't think iran that is an issue in this case. >> their lot of people that are upset that what him tried as a military combatant but he as an american. >> the good news is the constitution still applies, even for people that we hate and are terrorists. this system has worked pretty well so far so i would not worry about that. >> wise as a federal case and not a state case? >> that are actually both. there are dual you may have a situation where the state prosecute them and there is a federal prosecution. this means this case will go on for years and years. the big difference is under federal law there is the death penalty. for those that want that, the only way to get that is a federal prosecution. >> what are they saying as far as our government's abilityguys just acted on their all. it is more embarrassing that the
that they don't have to read him his miranda rights right away. as time passes, does the justification for that exception grow weaker? are they on ls strong ground? >> it sure does, because as you know, miranda rights are a bedrock constitutional principle. we all have the right to remain silent, t get an attorney and be advised of those rights. the public safety exemption is a very narrow exemption. there has to be an imminent threat to the public. it certainly seems less imminent. >> don't officials who say the terror is over, don't they kind of undercut that argument, and does it really matter in the end? >> this is certainly an argument that's going to be handed to this defendant's defense attorney when that time comes. there have been contradictory statements made that there is no public threat, there is no ticking bomb, thank goodness, apparently, based on what we know so far. so we're giving them an argument to use later. >> the issue is, the questioning that's permitted without miranda is very narrow in scope, correct? >> yes. it's about what the public threat is. it's not all
reading him his miranda rights. and altogether more formation however, the obama administration pointed out that they cannot charge as enemy combat, because the bombing suspect is a u.s. citizen. >> a memorial service was held yesterday's four lingi lu another victim chris campbell was laid to rest earlier in the day. a moment of silence was held to rob the victims'. the boston mayor except the american flag that have flown at half staff of the marathon finish line. it was symbolic transition at the fbi had a busy boston corridor crime scene back over to the city. >> the invitees police officer and was killed lay to rest tomorrow. vice- president joe biden is expected to attend. meanwhile wilson street will be open to residents and business owners tomorrow. >> we will continue to bring you the latest updates on the suspect in the victim of the boston marathon. >> coming up at 815 we have legal analyst jim hammer into talk more about charges of the 19 year-old faces. >> iran is deny any link to the two suspects started plotting a terrorist attack against canadian passenger train. canadia
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